ISSN Print: 2472-9450  ISSN Online: 2472-9469
International Journal of Psychology and Cognitive Science  
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Differences in Persistence Rates Between International Students and Traditional Students in Texas Community Colleges: A Multiyear Analysis
International Journal of Psychology and Cognitive Science
Vol.4 , No. 3, Publication Date: Sep. 3, 2018, Page: 83-87
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Authors
 
[1]    

Rami Ibrahim Alsakran, Department of Educational Leadership, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, USA.

[2]    

John Ray Slate, Department of Educational Leadership, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, USA.

 
Abstract
 

The purpose of this study was to determine the degree to which differences were present in the 1-year persistence rates between International students and traditional students in the 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, and 2013-2014 academic years. A second purpose was to ascertain the extent to which differences existed in the 2-year persistence rates between International students and traditional students in the 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, and 2013-2014 academic years. Inferential statistical analyses revealed that International students had statistically significantly lower 1-year persistence rates and 2-year persistence rates than traditional students in all 5 academic years. Implications of these results as well as recommendations for future research are discussed.


Keywords
 

1-Year Persistence Rates, 2-Year Persistence Rates, Community College, International Students, Traditional Students


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